OUR team

Core Staff, Contractors & Volunteers

Meet Our Team

Since our founding in 1997, Matter of Trust has always been surrounded by an amazing circle of eco-heroes we feel lucky to call our staff, contractors, and volunteers. We are grateful to everyone that has been part of our organization and are looking forward to continuing to grow, learn, and fight for the sustainable future we all envision.

Our staff in weekly covid Zoom meetings! Still as connected as ever. October, 2020

Our past staff in a meeting in our Eco-Industrial Hub.  October, 2018.

Our Core Staff, Contractors, and Volunteers

Lisa Gautier – President, Vice Chair
Betty Gaillard – Director of Operations, Board Secretary
Briana Tran – Marketing / Design Lead
Philip Lam
– The Hum Sum Lead & Global Compost Lead
Ben Rice – The Hum Sum Mod
Kevin Randall – The Hum Sum Mod
Grace Nix – Videographer
Morgan Jones – Built Exhibits Lead
Veronica Masterson – Research Lead
Jeremy Herman – Writer / Researcher
Anne Gaubert Le Boterff – Account Manager
Mariah Dixon – Administrative Assistant
Joa Douglas – Development Lead
Rachel Paul – Social Media Lead
Justin Hoffman + Techboom – The Hum Sum Design
David Nyunt – Clean Wave Lead / Felter
Hoa Ong – Scrims Lead / Felter
Julie Tran – Sorting Lead / Felter
Lonnie Allen – Felting Lead
Karen Gomez – Research Intern
Todd Ditto – Interns Supervisor
Nico Hortensi – Volunteer
Ethan C.– Volunteer
Asha Kumar – Volunteer
Boyana Hristova – Volunteer
Olivia Buege – Volunteer
Benjamin Wisotsky – Volunteer
Dong Thai – Volunteer
Saulo Xavier Housekeeping
Lisa Pomo – Pitch Hair Salon
Carlos Alvarado – Gardener

Our President, Lisa Gautier, with Phil McCrory, hair mat inventor and one of the initial Eco-Heroes!

How can I help?

get involved


As a non-profit organization, it is so important that we have the support of volunteers. Without you, we wouldn’t be what we are today. Please answer these few questions so we can get a better idea on how we can best organize your precious time.


Apprenticeships are designed to develop a particular skill set that makes an individual excel in craftsmanship and green collar employment. Matter of Trust is affiliated with a wide range of schools and specialized environmental businesses.

Sponsor us

When we see that our programs can create sustainable green businesses and green-collar jobs, we accept corporate sponsorships from our collaborators to get things rolling. Please check our sponsorship opportunities and contact us.


We believe strongly that, “When you give, you get back tenfold.” There are many ways to give like donating hair, fur, and fiber or donating stuff that you don't need. Learn more about all the giving options available: money, stuff & others.